One of our sources reports in from Houston Nutt's appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club, held at Keith Jackson's P.A.R.K. on Geyer Springs:
No real surprises during his one-hour program. He went over the team position by position.
Wide receivers -- need to get better. need another Monk on the other side of the QB.
Kickers -- no one is standing out. He's worried.
Wants Felix Jones to return punts since he's so good at returning kicks. Peyton Hillis is the best at catching punts. Disappointed in returning quarterback Casey Dick this spring and said that Robert Johnson, last year's started for the first seven games, looked better, and mentioned that Johnson may have done better because the spotlight was off of him. Typical Alex Mortenson comments: good upstairs but lacks some tools. Will give Mitch Mustain a look.
He asked the cameramen to turn off the cameras twice.
A guy had asked about Kevin Thornton. He said we need to sit on this, but Thornton is going to transfer. Lack of foot speed.
The other one was when a guy asked why we weren't recruiting the Memphis area. He said while we were on probation, we were told to be careful in Memphis. If you see smoke, drive the other way. He said that UA was going to turn some folks in if needed, and predicted that we would get going in that area again.
Someone asked him if Texas series was being rekindled. Nutt said that's the third person to ask him that in the last 20 minutes. He didn't deny it. sounds like that's going to happen.